How to Make Shipping Chandeliers Easy and Affordable
Whether you’re buying or selling chandeliers, FreightCenter makes shipping chandeliers easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
Chandelier shipping often includes these types::
- Uplight chandeliers
- Downlight chandeliers
- Cluster chandeliers
- Pendant chandeliers
- Pendant bowl chandeliers
A small chandelier that meets size and weight requirements can be shipped as a parcel.
Freight shipping large, costly chandeliers is done via LTL (less-than-truckload) hauls. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.
How Do You Prepare Chandeliers for Ltl Shipping?
You save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers. It’s important that your cargo be packaged so it will not be damaged in transit and will not present a danger to other shipments on the truck.
With chandeliers, you can’t afford to shortcut the packaging. Start by removing all the bulbs, wrapping each bulb individually and placing them in a box. Protect the arms of the chandelier with paper products or bubble wrap. Secure the chandelier inside a double-walled box or crate, making sure to insulate the chandelier from the sides, bottom and top of the container with a bubble or foam packaging product. If you are using a box, shrink wrap it and band it to the center of a pallet. A well-made crate will be attached to a pallet.
For parcel shipping use a double-sided box and follow all of the same instructions as above, but you will not need a pallet. With parcel shipping, because boxes on parcel trucks can shift easily, be extra careful with how you protect the chandelier inside the box.
What Is the Nmfc (Freight Class) for Shipping Chandeliers?
The freight class for shipping a glass chandelier is 200. This number will come in handy when you fill out our online quote form. If you are shipping items in addition to the chandelier, use our our Freight Class Lookup table.
How to Compare the Costs of Shipping Chandeliers From Trusted Carriers
FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We enable you to compare multiple carriers’ rates and expected transit times in a matter of seconds. Then, you choose which carrier you want to handle your shipment. FreightCenter takes care of the rest.
Your first step is to get an instant, online freight shipping quote.
- Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
- You’ll see a list of qualified carriers for your shipment, along with their quote and estimated transit time. Choose your carrier and book your shipment.
- A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
- Once the shipment is scheduled, you’ll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
- Double check that all information is correct.
What if You Need Help?
FreightCenter is a leader in customer satisfaction because we back up our technology with the able assistance of real live shipping experts who are here to help you. Need help booking your chandelier shipment? Have questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? Our freight experts are available to answer your questions. Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind. Get your free quote now or give us a call at 800.716.7608.